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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace IBM i
Categories Core OS
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 10, 2024

As an administrator, I need to be able to take control of an interactive 5250 session.

We have situations where users either get interrupted, walk away from their screens, go to lunch or home. When this happens, other users are affected and their jobs either hang or get aborted with an error message due to a record lock or file with exclusive locks.

Our only option, is to end the job, but this is in many instances, dangerous because we cold be damaging an order, example, a purchase order header may be created, but only 1 or some of the order lines are entered.

This function, should only be available to system admins.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jun 11, 2024
    I believe the "Call Job Interrupt Program" API and Exit program will provide the function you need for the use case described.

    See the following API documentation for more information about how to set up and run a program in a target job:

    See also the QALWJOBITP system value:

    This function works by signaling an event to run the user exit program in the target job when you call the API. The exit program can then unlock locks held by the job, close files, etc.